Chattanooga Voters Approve Higher Recall Standards

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chattanooga voters on Tuesday approved higher new standards for recalling the mayor and City Council members.

With all but two precincts reporting, it was:

For the Amendment - 38,297

Against the Amendment - 13,685

City Council members earlier had agreed to change the standard for recalling the mayor to that provided in state law - 15 percent of the registered voters.

Council members said that would be too high a standard for City Council members to be recalled so that was set at 15 percent of the registered voters of the district where the recall was being attempted.

The current city charter requires a lesser standard for both the mayor and City Council. It is 50 percent of those who voted in the last mayoral election.

A group attempted a recall of Mayor Ron Littlefield and got approval from the Election Commission for the petition, but it was thrown out in court.

 

 



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